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Adelaide Business School Graduate Award

Adelaide Business School celebrates our students success with thanks to our industry sponsors for their ongoing support.

Adelaide Business School hosts an annual Student Awards event that recognises high achieving students who have achieved outstanding results in our business courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Partnering with our industry sponsors helps us recognise and reward our student talent.

We are proud to be associated with our sponsors who offer prizes, scholarships and donations.

Our sponsors play an important role in encouraging excellence in supporting our next generation of young business men and women.

Connecting our students with industry opens the door to new opportunities. We wish our students every success as our next generation of business leaders.

Professor Mark Gabbott, Dean of Adelaide Business School

  • Associations & Company Prize Sponsors

    American Chamber of Commerce in Australia (AMCHAM)

    The American Chamber of Commerce in Australia has kindly offered to sponsor a prize to the Adelaide Business School. The agreement is to provide a prize of $600 per year, to the highest achiever in the course Marketing Management.

    Where there are several students with equal merit the prize is shared. Where the course is offered more than once in a qualifying prizes period, the most meritorious candidate overall is awarded the prize. Where the course is not offered during the qualifying prizes period, no prize is awarded. The prize appears on academic transcripts, and is formally recognised at the annual Adelaide Business School Prize and Awards Ceremony.

    Auditor General

    The Auditor General's Office has kindly offered to sponsor a prize to the Adelaide Business School. The agreement is to provide a prize of $400 per year, to the highest achiever in the course Accounting Information Systems I.

    Where there are several students with equal merit the prize is shared. Where the course is offered more than once in a qualifying prizes period, the most meritorious candidate overall is awarded the prize. Where the course is not offered during the qualifying prizes period, no prize is awarded. The prize appears on academic transcripts, and is formally recognised at the annual Adelaide Business School Prize and Awards Ceremony.

    CPA Australia

    CPA Australia has kindly offered to sponsor 2 prizes to the Adelaide Business School to support inspiring leaders in the area of Accounting. The agreement is to provide 2 prizes of $500 each per year, to the students that not only have a GPA higher than 5.0, but also make a significant contribution to community.

    This prize is offered by application by invitation only.

    The prize appears on academic transcripts, and is formally recognised at the annual Adelaide Business School Prize and Awards Ceremony.

    Deloitte

    Deloitte has kindly offered to sponsor 2 prizes to the Adelaide Business School to support finance students.

    The first prize will be offered to the highest achiever in the course Business Finance. This course prize is worth $600 and will be awarded by the Adelaide Business School on a yearly basis.

    The second prize will be offered to the highest achiever in the course Corporate Investment and Strategy III. The prize is worth $600 and will be awarded on a yearly basis.

    Where there are several students with equal merit the prize is shared. Where the course is offered more than once in a qualifying prizes period, the most meritorious candidate overall is awarded the prize. Where the course is not offered during the qualifying prizes period, no prize is awarded.The prize appears on academic transcripts, and is formally recognised at the annual Adelaide Business School Prize and Awards Ceremony.

    Hender Consulting

    Hender Consulting has kindly offered to sponsor a prize to the Adelaide Business School. The agreement is to provide a prize of $300 per year, to the highest achiever in the course Managing Contemporary Organisations.

    Where there are several students with equal merit the prize is shared. Where the course is offered more than once in a qualifying prizes period, the most meritorious candidate overall is awarded the prize. Where the course is not offered during the qualifying prizes period, no prize is awarded. The prize appears on academic transcripts, and is formally recognised at the annual Adelaide Business School Prize and Awards Ceremony.

    Leadenhall

    Leadenhall has kindly offered to sponsor a prize to the Adelaide Business School. The agreement is to provide a prize of $600 per year, to the highest achiever in the course Business Valuation II.

    Where there are several students with equal merit the prize is shared. Where the course is offered more than once in a qualifying prizes period, the most meritorious candidate overall is awarded the prize. Where the course is not offered during the qualifying prizes period, no prize is awarded. The prize appears on academic transcripts, and is formally recognised at the annual Adelaide Business School Prize and Awards Ceremony.

    McGregor Tan Research

    McGregor Tan Research has kindly offered to sponsor a prize to the Adelaide Business School. The agreement is to provide a prize of $300 per year, to the highest achiever in the course Marketing Strategy & Project III.

    Where there are several students with equal merit the prize is shared. Where the course is offered more than once in a qualifying prizes period, the most meritorious candidate overall is awarded the prize. Where the course is not offered during the qualifying prizes period, no prize is awarded. The prize appears on academic transcripts, and is formally recognised at the annual Adelaide Business School Prize and Awards Ceremony.

    Mandala Group

    The Mandala group has kindly offered to sponsor a prize to the Adelaide Business School. The agreement is to provide a prize of $600 per year to the highest achiever in the course International Business II. 

    Where there are several students with equal merit the prize is shared. Where the course is offered more than once in a qualifying prizes period, the most meritorious candidate overall is awarded the prize. Where the course is not offered during the qualifying prizes period, no prize is awarded. The prize will appear on academic transcripts, and is formally recognised at the annual Adelaide Business School Prize and Awards Ceremony.

    Nova Systems

    Nova Systems has kindly offered to sponsor 2 prizes to the Adelaide Business School.

    The first prize will be offered to the highest achiever in the program Master of International Business. This program prize is worth $1,000 and will be awarded by the Adelaide Business School on a yearly basis.

    The second prize will be offered to the highest achiever in the MBA course Systems Thinking for Management. The prize is worth $600 and will be awarded on a yearly basis.

    Where there are several students with equal merit the prize is shared. Where the course is offered more than once in a qualifying prizes period, the most meritorious candidate overall is awarded the prize. Where the course is not offered during the qualifying prizes period, no prize is awarded. The prize will appear on academic transcripts, and is formally recognised at the annual Adelaide Business School Prize and Awards Ceremony.

    Phil Hoffmann Travel

    Phil Hoffmann Travel have kindly offered to sponsor a prize to the Adelaide Business School. The agreement is to provide a prize of $600 per year to the highest achiever in the course Global Business Analysis (M).

    Where there are several students with equal merit the prize is shared. Where the course is offered more than once in a qualifying prizes period, the most meritorious candidate overall is awarded the prize. Where the course is not offered during the qualifying prizes period, no prize is awarded. The prize will appear on academic transcripts, and is formally recognised at the annual Adelaide Business School Prize and Awards Ceremony.

    PKF Kennedy

    PKF Kennedy have kindly offered to sponsor a prize to the Adelaide Business School. The agreement is to provide a prize of $1,000 per year to the highest achiever in the program Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting).

    Where there are several students with equal merit the prize is shared. Where the course is offered more than once in a qualifying prizes period, the most meritorious candidate overall is awarded the prize. Where the course is not offered during the qualifying prizes period, no prize is awarded. The prize will appear on academic transcripts, and is formally recognised at the annual Adelaide Business School Prize and Awards Ceremony

    Property Council

    The Property Council has kindly offered to sponsor a prize to the Adelaide Business School. The agreement is to provide a prize of $600.00 per year, to the highest achiever in the course Managerial Finance.

    Where there are several students with equal merit the prize is shared. Where the course is offered more than once in a qualifying prizes period, the most meritorious candidate overall is awarded the prize. Where the course is not offered during the qualifying prizes period, no prize is awarded. The prize will appear on academic transcripts, and is formally recognised at the annual Adelaide Business School Prize and Awards Ceremony.

    Redarc Electronics

    Redarc Electronics have kindly offered to sponsor a prize to the Adelaide Business School. The agreement is to provide a prize of $600 per year to the highest achiever in the MBA course Business Project.

    Where there are several students with equal merit the prize is shared. Where the course is offered more than once in a qualifying prizes period, the most meritorious candidate overall is awarded the prize. Where the course is not offered during the qualifying prizes period, no prize is awarded. The prize will appear on academic transcripts, and is formally recognised at the annual Adelaide Business School Prize and Awards Ceremony

    Scholle IPN Packaging

    Scholle IPN Packaging have kindly agreed to sponsor 3 prizes to the Adelaide Business School.

    The first prize, in the amount of $600 per year, will be offered to the highest achiever in the course Business Communications.

    The second prize, in the amount of $600 per year, will be offered to the highest achiever in the course Knowledge Management and Measurement.

    The third prize, in the amount of $600 per year, will be offered to the highest achiever in the course Organisational Dynamics.

    Where there are several students with equal merit the prize is shared. Where the course is offered more than once in a qualifying prizes period, the most meritorious candidate overall is awarded the prize. Where the course is not offered during the qualifying prizes period, no prize is awarded. The prize will appear on academic transcripts, and is formally recognised at the annual Adelaide Business School Prize and Awards Ceremony.

    South Australian Government Financing Authority

    The South Australian Government Financing Authority has kindly offered to sponsor a prize to the Adelaide Business School. The agreement is to provide a prize of $600 per year, to the highest achiever in the course Options, Futures and Risk Management III.

    Where there are several students with equal merit the prize is shared. Where the course is offered more than once in a qualifying prizes period, the most meritorious candidate overall is awarded the prize. Where the course is not offered during the qualifying prizes period, no prize is awarded. The prize will appear on academic transcripts, and is formally recognised at the annual Adelaide Business School Prize and Awards Ceremony.

    Self Managed Super Fund Association

    The Self-Managed Super Fund Association has kindly offered to sponsor a prize to the Adelaide Business School. The agreement is to provide a prize of $500 per year, to the highest achiever in the Professional Certificate Self-Managed Super Funds.

    Where there are several students with equal merit the prize is shared. Where the course is offered more than once in a qualifying prizes period, the most meritorious candidate overall is awarded the prize. Where the course is not offered during the qualifying prizes period, no prize is awarded. The prize will appear on academic transcripts, and is formally recognised at the annual Adelaide Business School Prize and Awards Ceremony.

    The Beaumaris Capital Management Prize for Principles of Finance (M) (From 2018)
    Beaumaris Capital Management has kindly offered to sponsor a prize for the Adelaide Business School. The agreement is to provide a prize of $600 per semester, for the best performing male and female students in the course Principles of Finance (M).

    VUCA Trusted Advisors has kindly offered to sponsor a prize to the Adelaide Business School. The agreement is to provide a prize of $600 per year, to the highest achiever in the course Strategic Management.

    Where there are several students with equal merit the prize is shared. Where the course is offered more than once in a qualifying prizes period, the most meritorious candidate overall is awarded the prize. Where the course is not offered during the qualifying prizes period, no prize is awarded. The prize appears on academic transcripts, and is formally recognised at the annual Adelaide Business School Prize and Awards Ceremony.

  • Endowed

    MBA Alumni Association

    MBA Alumni Association has kindly offered to donate a prize to the Adelaide Business School. The agreement is to provide a prize of $500.00 per year, to the highest achiever in the course Fundamentals of Leadership. The prize is awarded by the Adelaide Business School Board of Examiners or executively by the Dean of Business to the most meritorious student qualifying for the course Fundamentals of Leadership.

    Where there are several students with equal merit the prize is shared. Where the course is offered more than once in a qualifying prizes period, the most meritorious candidate overall is awarded the prize. Where the course is not offered during the qualifying prizes period, no prize is awarded. The prize appears on academic transcripts, and is formally recognised at the annual Adelaide Business School Prize and Awards Ceremony.

    Joseph Fisher Medal and Prize for Commerce

    In 1903 Joseph Fisher, Esquire paid the sum of 1,000 pounds to the University for the purpose of promoting with the income thereof, the study of commerce in the University.

    The value of the prize is $500 plus the Joseph Fisher Medal annually.

    The prize will be awarded to the most distinguished graduand of Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting). Where two or more candidates are of equal merit, the prize will be shared equally.

    The Ann Wills Bachelor of Commerce (Corporate Finance) Prize

    The Ann Wills Bachelor of Commerce (Corporate Finance) Prize was establish in 2016 by Mr William Wills in the memory of his late wife who spent a significant amount of her career as an academic staff member of the University and also as the Deputy Head of the Commerce Department.

    The agreement is to provide a prize of $1,500.00 per year, to the highest achiever in the program Bachelor of Commerce (Corporate Finance). The prize is awarded by the Adelaide Business School Board of Examiners or executively by the Dean of Business to the most meritorious student qualifying for the Bachelor of Commerce (Corporate Finance).

    Where there are several students with equal merit the prize is shared. Where the course is offered more than once in a qualifying prizes period, the most meritorious candidate overall is awarded the prize. Where the course is not offered during the qualifying prizes period, no prize is awarded. The prize appears on academic transcripts, and is formally recognised at the annual Adelaide Business School Prize and Awards Ceremony.

    The George Thompson Prize

    In 1923 the Adelaide Cooperative Society Limited gave the University of Adelaide the sum of £150 for the purpose of establishing a prize in commerce in memory of George Thompson, the first Secretary and Manager of the Society.

    The value of the prize is $700 annually and shall be awarded to the student who has achieved the highest grade point average (GPA) for the Bachelor of Commerce.

  • Business School Dean's Award

    The Adelaide Business School supports a number of prizes. Each prize is to the value $500 per year and is awarded to the highest achiever in the following:

    • Most Distinguished Master of Accounting & Finance Graduate
    • Introduction to Management I
    • Organisational Behaviour II
    • Portfolio Theory & Management III
    • International Marketing III
    • Consumer Behaviour II

    These prizes are awarded by the Adelaide Business School Board of Examiners or executively by the Dean of Business to the most meritorious students qualifying for the programmes and courses listed above.

    Where there are several students with equal merit the prize is shared. Where the course is offered more than once in a qualifying prizes period, the most meritorious candidate overall is awarded the prize. Where the course is not offered during the qualifying prizes period, no prize is awarded. The prize appears on academic transcripts, and is formally recognised at the annual Adelaide Business School Prize and Awards Ceremony.

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